Garrowby Hill is a landscape painting of a location in Yorkshire, England and serves as one of the best paintings up to now from living artist, David Hockney. The painting is normally displayed in the United States but recently became part of an impressive Hockney exhibition which went on display at the Royal Academy in London.
David Hockney is a Yorkshireman who continues to spend a lot of time in the region and is one the greatest fans of the natural beauty to be found in this region of England. Hockney found Garrowby Hill to be an ideal spot for a painting in 1998, offering swirling roads amidst stunning greenery and a selection of coloured fields which suited his painting style.
This art work has a great amount of detail on the trees which sits either side of the main road and one can imagine this road being very enjoyable for any motorists making their way through this scenic route. It is believed that the city of York may not be far from this particular location.
Exhibitions of David Hockney require a rounding up of his work from all across the world, which underlines his global appeal. The amount of work now attributed to the artist mean that genre specific exhibitions are also now possible, as seen with his recent exhibition in London at the Royal Academy which focused in on landscape work.
Please take the time to learn more about this stunning landscape painting and perhaps even join in on one of the Hockney tours which take you through the Yorkshire countryside via the various locations of several of his key paintings. Those in the United States may not be able to do that and so instead might investigate the locations of his American-based works, such as in Malibu plus also the Grand Canyon where he produced several beautiful paintings.
An exciting fact about Garrowby Hill is that it came at the start of a period where the artist addressed British landscapes and as such there are many more to see in a similar vein for those already impressed by that particular painting. There are also blog posts online which outline several people’s journeys to these spots and provide photographs of the actual scene that Hockney would have seen at that time, with clear similarities but also some artistic license clearly added once he returned to his studio to start work.
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Source by Tom Gurney